Learning new skills is a big part of the therapy process. Skill building is often included as part of individual, couples, or family therapy. Sometimes, when a specific set of skills are needed, skill-building sessions can be a helpful adjunct to your treatment.
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship”
– Louisa May Alcott
Throughout our lives, we develop skills to cope with our environment. We are wired for survival. Sometimes the skills that were essential to get us through tough parts of our lives end up holding us back when we are no longer threatened or in danger. Many times, we lack the essential skills needed to cope with our emotional experience, respond to the emotions expressed by others, and build satisfying relationships.